Death of Kelly Thomas

This July 5, 2011 file still frame from security camera video, released May 7, 2012, by the Orange County District Attorney, shows an altercation between Fullerton police officers and Kelly Thomas at the Fullerton, Calif., bus depot. (AP Photo/Orange County District Attorney, File)

Charges dismissed against 3rd ex-officer in Kelly Thomas case

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Four days after two former Fullerton police officers were acquitted of charges stemming from the death of transient Kelly Thomas, charges were formally dismissed today against a third ex-officer charged in […]

01/17/2014

This July 5, 2011 file still frame from security camera video, released May 7, 2012, by the Orange County District Attorney, shows an altercation between Fullerton police officers and Kelly Thomas at the Fullerton, Calif., bus depot. (AP Photo/Orange County District Attorney, File)

Experts: Video likely aided acquittal of officers

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The district attorney who charged two California police officers with the beating death of a homeless man said surveillance video of the struggle provided clear evidence of wrongdoing. But in […]

01/14/2014

Former Fullerton police Officer Manuel Ramos reacts after being acquitted Monday Jan. 13, 2014, in Santa Ana, Calif.,  of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the 2011 death of transient Kelly Thomas. His lawyer John Barnett is at right. (AP Photo/Mindy Schauer, Pool)

Emotions flow as ex-Fullerton police acquitted in death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — By the time all four verdicts were read clearing two California officers of killing a homeless man, people on both sides of the gallery were sobbing. In the audience, the […]

01/14/2014

This July 13, 2012 file photo shows Fullerton police officer Jay Cicinelli, left, and former Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos, right, appearing at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File)

Officers acquitted in California homeless death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two former California police officers were acquitted in the death of a homeless man who died five days after a violent, videotaped struggle with several officers. It was a rare […]

01/13/2014

Ron Thomas, father of Kelly Thomas, homeless man who died after arrest by Fullerton police officers. (AP Photo)

Kelly Thomas’ father ticketed by Huntington Beach police

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CNS) – An outspoken critic of police was pulled over for a ticket on Christmas Eve, but the officer’s boss said today the citation was for bad driving and did not reflect any […]

12/30/2013

Defense attorney for former Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos,  John Barnett, shows a diagram portraying Kelly Thomas as an unpredictably violent person during opening statements on Dec. 2, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers, Pool)

Defense rests in Kelly Thomas trial

SANTA ANA (CNS) – A heart specialist testified today that a homeless man who struggled with Fullerton police officers died because of heart failure brought on by years of methamphetamine abuse. Dr. Steven Karch, who […]

12/18/2013

Defense attorney for former Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos,  John Barnett, shows a diagram portraying Kelly Thomas as an unpredictably violent person during opening statements on Dec. 2, 2013 in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers, Pool)

Prosecutor: Fatal beating followed police threat

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A bloody beating by police that left a California homeless man dead began when one of the officers on trial in his death grew frustrated with his evasiveness, snapped on […]

12/02/2013

This undated photo provided by Ron Thomas shows his son, Kelly Thomas, while he was homeless. (AP Photo/Courtesy Ron Thomas)

Trial opens for officers in death of homeless man

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two California police officers escalated a routine encounter with a homeless man into a beating that left him lying unconscious in a pool of blood and caused his death days […]

12/02/2013

Prospective jurors questioned in Kelly Thomas case

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Questioning of prospective jurors got under way today for the trial of two former Fullerton law enforcement officers charged in the beating death of a transient. The pool of about 115 […]

11/18/2013

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Trial delayed for ex-Fullerton officers in beating death

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – The trial for two former Orange County police officers charged with beating to death a mentally ill homeless man has been delayed until December. Former Fullerton officer Manuel Ramos is […]

10/26/2013

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